I have started to love reading fiction. As part of being a book reviewer, you may have expected this up-front. Truthfully, I was more into the non-fiction. This past year, however, has really shown me. One of the books that had wonderfully aided me along this epic trek is Wayward Son, by Tom Pollack with Jim Alves and John Loftus.
I have not finished this tale yet, and like any good piece of fiction, I’m not about to give it away, either. Here is an excerpt of what the authors have to say about their book (let’s pretend it’s the back cover, shall we?):
Buried near Italy’s Mount Vesuvius is a fortified observatory containing priceless artifacts dating to the earliest record of human events. Only one person—the Getty Museum’s Amanda James—can unlock the mysterious doors that guard the chamber.
But once inside, Amanda is shocked to discover evidence left behind by a notorious Biblical killer—who long ago wandered off the pages of history.
When a strange relic unveils the miraculous truth about this villain, Amanda must confront sinister forces intent on suppressing her stunning revelation—before it alters the destiny of millions! (Waywardsonnovel.com).
This book is written with a magnificent prose. Easy to follow and illuminating, Pollack’s literary genius has captured my imagination, taking me places I have only dreamed of (which does happen to involve a Californian beach). I’m impressed by his well-formed skill and am excited to see how it is unleashed in the rest of his planned series.
Pollack writes in such a fashion that I look for with audiobook narrators: easy to understand, hooking for the audience, guiding visitors upon a journey, and selling the tale with a certain believability to it. Pollack seems sure of his efforts, too, as they have the first part of the book available online to “test drive” the novel.
Glass Road Public Relations was kind enought to include me on this blog tour, and I was grateful to receive an advanced digital reading copy from them for this purpose. This is one of those books that I’m glad to have my Kindle for – with how in-tune I am to the character and hurrying to the next page, my button mashing could have easily been a paper cut instead.
If you love fiction, adventure, and a bit of history, SG highly recommends this book for your personal reading library. Not to collect dust, like some books do (and should), but to be read. Maybe more than once. Find Wayward Son in the SG Store today…Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.